One of the best parts about the holiday season is that you get to eat a lot of cookies. Whether you bake them yourself, or simply buy them from the store, you’re sure to have some in your house. When you do decide to bake cookies, though, you always make pretty standard ones. You’ve never gone out of your way to create a really special Christmas cookie. That is, until now. Exhausted by the same cookies (although they taste good), you’re thinking of baking a new cookie that no one has ever done before, or at least one that is new to you. Where should you go to look for ideas? Why, the internet of course!
Gingerbread cookies on mugs
Everyone is familiar with this Christmas cookie. Making little gingerbread men is a common thing to do during the holidays, but have you ever thought of attaching them to your mugs of hot chocolate? It sounds a little hard, but it’s actually quite simple. All you need to do is to place a small candy cane through the gingerbread man’s hand. The hook of the candy cane is placed over the lip of the mug. This in turn allows the cookie to hang quite nicely on the side of the cup. Don’t forget to decorate the gingerbread man with icing!
Penguins are one of the most iconic animals for the holiday season, so it’d only make sense to bake a Christmas cookie that looks like one. You have a couple options, here, when you choose to bake a penguin themed cookie. You could create your own unique penguin out of different baking materials or, if you want something a little quicker, you could buy a roll of cookie dough that you can slice to make easy penguins. If you go for this second option, remember to add your own special touch to the cookies after they’re done.
As you’re eating some donut balls from Tim Horton’s as you sip on some eggnog, you wonder to yourself whether it’d be possible to combine the two into one Christmas cookie. After searching on the internet for a bit, you come across a recipe that makes your wish come true. With these eggnog balls, you can enjoy the taste of your favorite holiday drink while eating a small snack. This way, only one hand has to be busy, while the other can hold the TV remote or something. Or better yet, a whole plate of eggnog balls.
Cheesecake stuffed red-velvet cookies
Cheesecake is a delicious dessert, but it doesn’t really have that Christmas feel, you know? However, one thing that does is red velvet cake. That dark red color looks great on your dinner table during the holidays. This year, you refuse to omit cheesecake from the dessert menu, so you ingeniously create a Christmas cookie that has red velvet on the outside, but cheesecake on the inside. Your original goal with this cookie was just to see whether it was possible to combine these two flavors but, after eating some of them, you find that they taste pretty good!
You’ve made regular snickerdoodles in the past, but have stopped recently because you’re the only one that ever eats them. Perhaps they’re just too sweet or something for the rest of your family. You’re going to try to make them again this year, though, because you think you’ve found a recipe online that will improve them. This recipe to this Christmas cookie is just to add pecans. That’s all you have to do. Everyone will be sure to love them, since they’re huge fans of cookies with nuts in them.
Everyone always enjoys eating candy canes for Christmas, so you’ve made it your mission this year to bake a peppermint Christmas cookie. Your first thought is to just mix some melted candy canes into the some other type of cookie, but you’re afraid that the minty flavor won’t come out or that the entire recipe will be ruined. Finally, you come across what you think is the perfect recipe. Judging from the picture, you believe that everyone will be able to taste the peppermint. You proceed to make only a few in case no one likes them, but you quickly find yourself baking since everyone loves them!
It’s surprising that there aren’t more cookies that are shaped like wreaths. You remember that your grandmother used to make some every year, so you call her to get the recipe. Once you’ve got it, you proceed to make the best looking Christmas cookie you’ve ever made. Based on what your grandma said, you head to the store and buy corn flakes, which you’ll stick together to form the major part of the cookie. After this, everything is simple. Some chocolate candies can be placed wherever you want on the wreath you’ve made, and then they’ll be ready to eat!
Candy cane cookies
Alright, so this Christmas cookie differs a bit from the peppermint cookie mentioned previously in one major way: you use candy cane chunks in this recipe! Yes, take out your rolling pin and smash the candy canes to bits before dumping them all into the cookie batter. Be careful that you don’t make too much of a mess, though. The easiest way to avoid this is to put the candy canes in a plastic bag before you smash them. When the cookies are finally finished, they’re going to look like regular cookies, but with the added flavor of the candy bits.
Cream cheese cookies
Cream cheese is pretty tasty, right? It’d be really interesting to see if you can think of a way to make a Christmas cookie that tastes like it. With this goal, you proceed to head to the kitchen and begin experimenting with adding cream cheese into different cookie mixes. You tried putting it into a chocolate cookie mix, but that didn’t seem to work, so you tried to create an all purpose cookie dough that you could mix the cream cheese in. This ended up working well, and you celebrated by eating them all right then.
Triple chocolate cookies
After failing to include chocolate in the last Christmas cookie recipe, you decide to use the leftover mix to make the best chocolate cookies ever! You open the fridge and pull out as many different types of chocolate as you can. You’ve got your bag of white chocolate chips, so Hershey’s chocolate bars, and a lot of sugar. You throw all this stuff into a bowl and proceed to mix it up, but not too much since you want the individual ingredients to maintain their shapes somewhat. Finally placing them in the oven, you wait impatiently to see whether this crazy recipe works out!
Have you ever tried to make Christmas cookies before? What ones did you make? Let me know in the comments below!
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